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Community Update February 17, 2017

Community Update February 17, 2017

Links from this Community Update Spotlight Resource Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – February 2017 Events Presidents’ Day Virtual Viewing Party #DESTEMChat – Inspiring Innovation for the Future – February 22, 2017 @ 8:00PM EST 3M Young Scientist Challenge Virtual Field Trip – February 23, 2017 @ 1:00PM EST Community Resource Spotlight #CelebrateWithDE –

Creating a Classroom Culture of Kindness and Respect During Discussions and Debate

instructional strategies for encouraging constructive discussions even during difficult conversations. These curated ideas from the popular Spotlight on Strategies series encourage self-discipline during classroom discussions, citing evidence when asserting opinions, and persevering even when disagreements arise.

Econ Essentials: Seeker Stories

Satisfy your students’ curiosity and further their learning with this three-part mini documentary series by Seeker. Each episode transports students across the globe and showcases stories of people and places that are shaping how economics is impacting our world today. “How Algae Could Change the Fossil Fuel Industry“ Meet Dave Hazlebeck, CEO of Global Algae Innovations.

Start with Hello

Our community of educators face many challenges in their classrooms, schools and communities. Some challenges are easier to overcome than others.  As educators, we are placed in a unique position to not only mentor youth in their academic endeavors, but also counsel them through some of the more unfortunate, brutal realities of life. This is

Virtual Reality Experience for the AHA-NFL Play60 VFT

On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, the American Heart Association and NFL Play 60 hosted a live virtual field trip with Discovery Education from Houston, Texas, for students around the world to learn how fun and easy it is to get heart healthy. Students in Ms. Carter’s science classes from ML King Middle School in Atlanta

A High School Educator’s Take on The Facts about Food

Guest Blogger: Jessica Donaldson – Pre-engineering teacher, Berkeley County School District in Moncks Corner, SC     There are times when my students have trouble grasping economic concepts. But when those topics are transformed into an independent, interactive, and relevant learning experience, things definitely get easier. That experience is what Econ Essentials and the Facts About

2017 3M Young Scientist Challenge is Open

Are you America’s Top Young Scientist? Students, grades 5-8, are invited to create a 1-2 minute video describing a new, innovating solution that could solve an everyday problem. Ten finalists will be chosen for their passion for science, spirit of innovation and ingenuity, and effective communication skills. Thousands of students nationwide have participated in the

Live from the Tundra on Tuesday, November 15: Ice Bears in Your Backyard

Learn how water in your backyard is tied to polar bears in the Arctic. Through this virtual field trip, students understand the global world of ice and water and why its conservation is so important to all creatures, not just polar bears.

Live from the Tundra on Wednesday, November 16: STEM on the Tundra: Cool Jobs

Tune in to see how different teams on the tundra are utilizing STEM skills to support a global conversation and make a positive impact for polar bears.

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